Red pepper, egg and olive Ciabatta 

Toast-it, Vegetarian

I swoon over a nicely topped ciabatta, I often go for the typical bruschetta or mushroomy mix but this offered something different.

As you can imagine it was really very easy and quick to make and it was delicious. The sweet peppers twinned with the salty olives worked really well, as did the crunchy bread and creamy egg. 

A great Friday night treat.

Summer flan


Summer nights call for light scrumptious dishes and this meets the brief. This tomato and rocket flan throws fresh, vibrant flavours at you and treats you to a naughty pastry punch.

You can of course make your own pastry but in this case I didn’t…..hands slapped!

So all you need to do is:

  1. Put your pastry in your dish and blind bake for 10 minutes with baking beads, then bake for a further 5 minutes without the beads
  2. Whilst baking whisk 4 eggs with 150g chedder cheese, 150ml double cream, salt and pepper 
  3. Also roast 250g cherry tomatoes in olive oil
  4. When ready, fill your pastry case with as much rocket as you desire, plus the cooked tomatoes 
  5. Then fill the case with the egg mix and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden
  6. Serve with a simple side salad!

Cured eggs: Day 5


So yesterday, day 4, the eggs were ready to be removed from the salt and sugar curing mixture.

You need to carefully scoop them out, gently rinse off the remains salt and then dehydrate them in the oven for 2 hours at 50 degrees F.

Then that’s it, you have cured eggs! They can be stored for a month in an airtight container in the fridge.

Enjoy. I know I will 😊


Cook book, Jamie Oliver, Jamie's comfort food, Uncategorized

Well chaps and chapets, its been another 1st for me with this dish. Yes, can you believe I have never had Ramen before? Seriously, if you read my blog you will know I love noodles and so to have never had Ramen seemed an insult to the noodle lords!

So I recently pulled out Mr Olivers comfort food cook book and I made my way through this little beauty of a recipe. Its a somewhat complex recipe, it takes time so be prepared to enjoy your kitchen for a while but its defiantly worth it!

I really enjoyed the whole mix. The soft noodle soaked up all of the delicious salty broth and the runny soft boiled egg was beautiful against the tender flavorful meat. I even enjoyed the crackling (which I don’t normally), although it was a little awkward to eat and I resulted in diving in with the fingers!

A recipe for egg on toast? What the!?!?!

Breakfast, Vegetarian

For dinner tonight? A simple, healthy scrambled egg on toast with mushroom.

Did I need a recipe for this? Heck no! I mastered egg on toast at least 15 years ago!! 😄

Did I use a recipe for this? Yes 😏

Why? Because I have this bonkers obsession to use EVERY SINGLE recipe in each of my books, regardless. Don’t ask.

Tonight was one of those times where I got more than I expected. The recipe called for creme fraich to be mixed with the egg, something I have never done before and it was quite a delight!

See, experimenting with even the most basic of recipes can be worthwhile!!

*Weight Watchers: Time to eat


Unexpected delight with an old school egg sandwich lunch

Food, Foodie, Lunch

I had zilch in the cupboard last night and so I racked my brain to think of what I could make for today’s lunch? (I’ve been avoiding walking into the town to prevent being tempted by the new year sales and naughty food)

All I could come up with was an egg sandwich…..yawn 😕

So I boiled some egg, buttered some bread and added a little of my granddads home made green tomato chutney (for a twist)

OMG, I’d forgotten just how much I enjoy an egg sandwich! Plus the chutney gave it a sweet and sour tang

Not a bad lunch to end my working week. Let’s not forget the classics people!